Rovio, the Finnish company known for its Angry Birds games, is now expanding its wings to education. The company is exporting Finnish educational expertise to the world, first to China. The company has signed a preliminary agreement with 123 Education Development in China, and the first Angry Birds Playground is opening in Shanghai.
Rovio’s Angry Birds Playground learning concept is based on the Finnish national curriculum for kindergarten, and it’s developed in partnership with the University of Helsinki.
“The concept allows children to experience learning in a fun way. It has been scientifically studied and proven in cooperation with the University of Helsinki, Cicero Learning Network – making education both engaging and inspiring,” says Sanna Lukander VP Learning and Book Publishing at Rovio.
With the Rovio’s concept, young children are “inspired in different life skill areas” such as language, math and interaction, music, arts and crafts, and both physical and social education. According to Rovio, the collaboration with the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Helsinki ensures that the concept is “based on the most recent early learning research and also adapts to innovative 21st century teacher education methods and practices”.
Earlier on Rovio has been collaborating with several scientific and educational brands and institutions like NASA, CERN, National Geographic Society and the University of Helsinki.
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